In response to:

Talk to Iran

Anonymous908 Wrote: Jul 12, 2012 7:23 PM
I have a hard time believing much of what I read about Iran. I have seen so much double speak and outright lies about Iran on the TV and in the paper it is not even funny. People would be well advised to seek a variety of news sources on the topic of Iran. There are those in our country AND in Iran that would like to wage war against eachother and are willing to lie to the people to foster support. *Just thought I would also point out that our difficulties with Iran did NOT start when they invaded our embassy in 1979. We had been involved in covert assassination in that country for years before that. Additionally, years before, we overthrew a democratically elected leader in Iran and installed one that we liked better.
Anonymous908 Wrote: Jul 12, 2012 7:28 PM
And whether we had a net positive or net negative effect on Iran with these actions is beside the point. Why should we be surprised when some in Iran hate us. It does not justify killings of innocent americans, not no way, not no how. But it should be a profound reminder that not all muslims hate us because of their religion or they are extremists. Some hate us because of actions we have taken in their country. We would do the same if foreigners carried out the exact same thing on our homeland.
Bondman60 Wrote: Jul 13, 2012 2:04 PM
It's not our job to make the world's Muslims love us. Whatever the reason, the Ayatollahs have decided to export the revolution of 1979, and we are the primary target. Just as not all Germans supported the Nazi regime, or hated America, not all Muslims support the Islamic revolution in Iran. But it makes no difference, because, then, as now, those dissenters are not in charge. May is suggesting we help them take charge, a wise approach. I think you are wrong about Muslim motives, but I promise you that even if all "Western influence" were removed from Islamic nations, many Muslim leaders would still be calling for the death of the Great Satan. It may not fit the U.S.-as-imperialists leftist narrative, but it is an inconvenient truth.
Texas Chris Wrote: Jul 16, 2012 1:46 PM
It doesn't matter how many times the kid pokes the dog. When the dog bites it's the DOG's fault?

Keep in mind, we are currently starving AND poking the dog...
President Obama has long wanted to engage Iran. In his inaugural address, he said he was willing to “extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist.” Over and over, Iran’s rulers have demonstrated that they are not willing. He should reach out again — but this time to the Iranian people, not those who oppress them.

Iran’s economy is crumbling . The energy-rich nation today produces only half as much oil as it did before the 1979 revolution. Mismanagement is the main reason. But because of American and European sanctions, exports...